Not many people know about Boccia. But at John Grant School we play Boccia and have a lunchtime and after-school club.
We are young Boccia officials, which means we know how to referee games.
As an official we have to keep score and check players aren’t crossing other players’ lines, but we can never touch the ball. It can be quite tough as you have to keep concentrating.
One of the good things about Boccia is that anyone can play it and it’s good fun!
History of the Sport
Boccia is a very old game. Boccia comes from the Latin word meaning ball. It was played by the ancient Greeks and today it is a part of the Paralympic Games
Boccia was first introduced to the Paralympic Games at Stoke Mandeville in 1984
In the 2008 Beijing Games the Great Britain team won a gold medal
In the London 2012 Games the Boccia will take place at the ExCeL Centre
via School Report – Paralympics 2012: Boccia explained – by the experts!.